- Concern or solicitude respecting some thing or event, future or uncertain, which disturbs the mind, and keeps it in a state of painful uneasiness.
- Eager desire.
- [Med] A state of restlessness and agitation, often with general indisposition and a distressing sense of oppression at the epigastrium.synonyms: Care; solicitude; foreboding; uneasiness; perplexity; disquietude; disquiet; trouble; apprehension; restlessness. See Care.
Etymology: L. anxietas, fr. anxius: cf. F. anxiété. See Anxious